Introduction :


Equipment & Tools Management ( previously knows as Construction Equipment Management until release 4.6C2) For ETM component minimum EHP4 + DIMP switch framework is required.


Why do we need ETM ( Equipment & Tools Management) ?

To perform the consolidated planning, processing, settlement, evaluation of resources.

Where does ETM is applicable & mostly useful?

Self performing construction companies.

What are the benefits of using ETM?


  • Improved availability and tracking of equipment
  • Manage the increasing administrative workload
  • Reduce handling and administration cost
  • Introduce most flexible prices and account determination
  • Optimize equipment utilization
  • Improve the visibility of profitability, TCO and return on asset and equipment

What are Key Process of ETM?

  • Time-based Equipment Process
  • Time-based Equipment Process including 3rd Party Rental Equipment
  • Performance Based Equipment Process
  • Non-Consumable Material Process
  • Consumable Material Process

Business Functions required to be activated in your system

First of all you need to activate business function DIMP_SDUD using transaction SFW5. Once you activate , a background job SFW_ACTIVATE_SF0X will start. Once your background job is over, an ETM node wil be available in your IMG path under Logistics general node.


Configurations steps :


Pre-requisites Org structure components  : Controlling Area, Company code, Sales Organization, Distribution channel, Division & Plant should already be available.


Basic Settings :


1) Consolidated Mapping Category and Settlement Dates


Menu Path : Logistics – General – Equipment and Tools Management (ETM) – Basic Settings – Consolidated Mapping Category and Settlement Dates

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2) Sales Area per Company Code/Business Area/Plant


You need to perform cross-company operations & settlement settings here based on your business requirement. No settings are required here if you use internal activity settlement.


Menu Path : Logistics – General – Equipment and Tools Management (ETM) – Basic Settings – Sales Area per Company Code/Business Area/Plant



Master Data:


1) Maintain Equipment Category View and Processing


Menu Path : Logistics – General – Equipment and Tools Management (ETM) – Master Data – Equipment – Maintain Equipment Category View and Processing


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2) Define Equipment Types ( Technical object types)


Menu Path : Logistics – General – Equipment and Tools Management (ETM) – Master Data – Equipment – Define Equipment Types


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3) Proposal for Each Equipment Type


Pre-requiste : You need to maintain an entry of Owner & Administrators in the table J_3GV_EIVE.


Menu Path : Logistics – General – Equipment and Tools Management (ETM) – Master Data – Equipment – Proposal for Each Equipment Type


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Note, your settings in above screen should vary  based on your business requirement



4) Allowed Material Types


Menu Path : Logistics – General – Equipment and Tools Management (ETM) – Master Data – Materials- Allowed Material Types


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4) Maintain Recipient Types


Menu Path : Logistics – General – Equipment and Tools Management (ETM) – Master Data – Recipient – Maintain Recipient Types



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5) Determine Planning Areas


Menu Path : Logistics – General – Equipment and Tools Management (ETM) – Master Data – Recipient – Determine Planning Areas


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This basic configuration may vary according to usability & scope of requirement. Will focus more light on ETM Functions & Operations in Part 2 of this ETM document.

Thanks & Regards,

Amol


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  1. Khaleel Ahmed

    Hi Amol,

    Thanks for the document. Since ETM has a lot of stuff related to SD, I was looking for one since a long time.

    I have certain queries regarding few points mentioned in the document.

    What is the impact of following configurations.

    • Consolidated Mapping Category and Settlement Dates
    • Sales Area per Company Code/Business Area/Plant
    • Determine Planning Areas

    If you can add impact of each configuration, it would helpful for all.

    Best Regards,

    Ahmed

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  2. SUPPORT MESSAGE

    Thanks Amol,

    I am searching for a comprehensive document that explains the how the prices is getting determined in sales order for internal settlement in ETM.

    Appreciate your response

     

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